i just didn't think i was ever going to deal my way in. "you know, we're going to take a chance on you, kid." i just never thought that would ever happen. so out of frustration, i wrote "reservoir dogs," i had just sold a script so i decided to take that money and make the movie with that. i was going to shoot "reservoir dogs" for $30,000, 16-millimeter, black and white. that's why it takes place in one room. i begged him and begged him to let me raise more money, and he refused. no, no, no, no, i've heard that before, forget it, no way. no one's ever going to give me a chance and no. and he was saying this to me, i'm like, oh, man, but just let me, like, go raise some money, please. and finally after a long time of negotiating, he goes, "all right, give me two months with it. you can wait three months to make your home movie." and i go, "well, okay, 2 months." in two months we got it going. i'm going to die, i know it! oh, excuse me, i didn't realize you had a degree in medicine.